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    Default Cross contamination

    This might be a duplicate, but I don't see my other post. I am wondering if there is a problem with having different animals sharing space--sheep, horses, rabbits and dairy cows. The vet told me that my cows have three bacteria that are all environmental and are all resistant to medicine. The horses and dairy have ways shred space. The sheep and rabbits are neighbors with the cows. Thoughts?

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    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    De Pere, WI


    The problem with multi-species interactions is you increase the likelihood of changing the vector for infection. Certain species are likely to only have bacteria and virus infect certain other species...add you increase the species count you increase the likelihood of mutation and things crossing onto other species and eventually humans.
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